Baseline Configurations (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


A baseline configuration is a reduced-footprint configuration that you can deploy. The disk space that is required by your run-time image depends on the components you select and their dependencies. For Windows Embedded Standard, the bootable run-time image footprints range from less than 5 MB to over 300 MB.

A baseline configuration contains only the minimum amount of components required to run your device. Even if your goal is to build a more advanced configuration based on Minlogon or Winlogon, you should begin by building and booting a kernel configuration. This is used to verify that you can boot Windows Embedded Standard on your device. Because of the small number of components involved in a kernel configuration, it takes less time for you to design, test, and build a run-time image.

Kernel Baseline Configurations

Describes how to build a basic kernel baseline configuration that does not include the Win32 API.

Building a Single or Multi User Baseline Configuration

Describes how to build a baseline configuration that supports single or multi-user system.


Describes run-time image size and various options for reducing footprint during the development of a configuration.

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